Designer Anita Dongre is a name to reckon with in the world of fashion. She has stores across India and in New York, she is the founder for multiple clothing brands and has a global celebrity following. Her creations have been widely appreciated and the nature-inspired motifs that mostly adorn her clothes are in sync with her larger mission, she is a passionate advocate of sustainability. It isn’t surprising that her 3-storeyed mansion in Navi Mumbai is a green oasis amidst a concrete jungle.
Her home that she has named ‘Vana’, which means a tree is a reflection of her design aesthetics and sensibilities. The theme centres around nature and she has beautifully tried to bring the outdoors inside through the blue and green colour scheme, patterns of nature on the cushion and rugs, carefully chosen art works, hand-painted wall panels and French windows that open to lush gardens. She explains in the episode featuring her home in ‘Asian Paints Where The Heart Is’ Season 4 that she wanted a private space that served as an oasis of peace and tranquility and helped her take a break from the fast world of fashion.
The three levels of the house are connected by an atrium which is inspired from her grandparents’ house in Jaipur. Central courtyards are common in most houses in Jaipur. The tree of life motif that you find in her clothes is a dominant motif at her home too, it’s beautifully painted on the atrium wall.
Another interesting decor element in her home is the swing in the living room, a common feature in all her stores. There’s also an indoor swimming pool. The traditional elements like the swing and the courtyard blend in with well appointed home, replete with all modern amenities.
However, the most beautiful corner of the home is where the dining table is placed. One side of the dining space opens up to a garden and the other side mimics the greenery in a beautiful hand painted wall panel.
Anita’s minimalist bedroom is tastefully done up with calming yellow walls and wooden floors. The only print you can see in this space is on the headboard of the bed that features elephants. The bedroom leads to a terrace covered with green plants, this is where the designer spends her time in the morning before heading to work.
The beautiful mansion with abundant natural light and air almost seems like a wellness retreat where you can rejuvenate at the end of a long day. For a full tour of Anita’s home watch this link below: